Jacob van Huysum, 'Gentian

Jacob van Huysum, 'Gentian

Jacob van Huysum (about 1687-1740)
'Gentian, Gentiana sp.'
Bodycolour
Museum no. 4274

While offering us scant botanical detail, this diminutive study nevertheless captures the essence of the alpine Gentian. Many of van Huysum's watercolour originals were engraved by others and used to illustrate publications devoted to new and rare species of the early 18th century.

 

This print can be found in Print Room Box DP1.